2012-09-01 20:51:55 UTC
Very good opening episode.
Stephen Moffat is bringing the series back to how it was in the classic era,
setting up stuff intended to get the kids rushing behind the sofa and
writing stories which mostly take place on alien worlds and which put new
ideas in peoples' minds.
Unfortunately he's still being affected by the 45 or is it now 50 minute
format since this story could have easily twisted in a different direction
and continued for another part. It was pretty obvious that Jenna
Louise-Coleman had probably been converted by the Daleks when it was
revealed that the other members of the crew had been, but if it had been
done in the old 4 episode format episode 2 would have ended with her being
transported on board the Dalek ship in human form and taking control of it
with everyone wondering which direction the story would take in the next
episode. Instead it had to come to a conclusion early which didn't leave
much choice but to have the Doctor give Amy his bracelet thus saving her
from conversion and preventing any further development of that story line
and have Jenna Louise-Coleman save everyone by insisting that she was still
human thus brining that story line to an early conclusion too.
The story could have also easily been written an Auton story set on Earth
but for some reason Stephen Moffat decided to chose Daleks, maybe because he
already explored the idea with Auton Rory.
Skaro is back from complete destruction. No idea if the Doctor travelled
back in time to before it was destroyed or the Daleks brought it back during
the Time War.
Think the whole thing with the repitition of Doctor Who is going to go on
through the series like RTDs Bad Wolf.
Good performances from the actors all round. Liked the Emperor Dalek taking
on the mannerisms of Davros.
Probably the best Dalek story since Dalek.